Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Minimal dropout of grade 12s writing exams despite Covid-19 disruptions

TimesLIVE Prega Govender Matrics in five provinces tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day of their final exams. The department of basic education is on track...

Tide Tables

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URGENT UPDATE: Ndlambe water crisis

SANDY BIRCH, Sunshine Coast Tourism The present water situation as led to unabated drought conditions together with consistently high user consumption has contributed to dire...

Tide tables – October 22 to 29

October   High Low 22 0713 1928 1322 0106 23 0813 2036 1427 0155 24 1027 2327 1715 0326 25 1243 ---- 1912 0604 26 1337 0108 1958 0719 27 1411 0154 2029 0759 28 1439 0226 2056 0830 29 1505 0253 2122 0858

Swimming ban lifted at most Durban beaches after more than 200 days

TimesLIVE SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER Durban residents can finally take a dip in the ocean after they were unable to do so for more than 200 days due...

Khoisan people’s provincial convention this Saturday

The Khoisan will meet at the Titi Jonas Centre at 10am on Saturday to discuss matters of concern to the people of Ndlambe and...

OPINION: A different perspective on lockdown

Ivo Vegter The Daily Friend Lockdowns a ‘ghastly global catastrophe’ Prof. David Nabarro, the world’s highest-ranking expert on Covid-19, has said that the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Tide Tables – October 15 to 22

October   High Low 15 0251 1511 0900 2128 16 0328 1547 0937 2203 17 0404 1622 1013 2238 18 0440 1657 1049 2314 19 0516 1733 1125 2349 20 0553 1808 1201 ---- 21 0631 1845 1239 0026 22 0713 1928 1322 0106

An interesting look at South African website traffic during the lockdown

Article from BUSINESTECH Narratiive released its September 2020 statistics, which showed that News24, IOL, and BusinessTech are the largest news publications in South Africa. Narratiive is...

Sarah Baartman District Municipality discusses Covid-19 cases

Statement on the SBDM DTCC Meeting Held on 08 October 2020 In the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) District Technical Command Council (DTCC) virtual meeting...

Tides for Port Alfred – October 8 to 15

October High Low 8 1858 0645 1251 0044 9 1942 0725 1333 0119 10 2136 0845 1511 0216 11 ---- 1146 1822 0444 12 0024 1310 1932 0645 13 0129 1356 2015 0741 14 0213 1435 2052 0823 15 0251 1511 2128 0900

Keiskamma Music Academy, Port Alfred branch

  The Keiskamma Music Academy in Hamburg (along the coast towards East London) was formed in 2006 with the aim of uplifting the community through...

Groupthink and conformity is the stuff of genocides

Mike Smith Issued by the National Employers Association of Soth Africa (Neasa) October 3 will probably pass in history as just a minor holiday in Germany....

‘Gupta ally Refiloe Mokoena shared in asbestos loot via Ace Magashule’

TimesLIVE Mawande AmaShabalala Premier's office got tenderpreneur to pay acting judge - report A former acting judge and alleged Gupta enabler, Refiloe Mokoena, benefited from the proceeds...

Fraudsters are out in force – do not get taken in

According to a report from the police, the number of fraud cases has increased significantly during 2020. Fraud includes acquiring PINs from unsuspecting victims at...

Beware of remote jamming at Rosehill Mall – and everywhere else

More incidents of cars being broken into are being reported according to police, making it necessary to warn the public about remote jamming devices. Remote...

Rich countries bulk-buying Covid-19 vaccines poses threat to the rest of us

TIMESLIVE Sipokazi Fokazi Local public health experts have raised concerns about the bulk-buying of potential Covid-19 vaccines by rich nations, arguing that this could further delay...

Reserve Bank signals that easing cycle is done

LYNLEY DONNELLY  Article from BUSINESS DAY, supplied by NEASA The easing cycle has ended for the moment, the Reserve Bank, one of the most aggressive rate...

Tide times

With Talk of the Town being smaller over the last months there isn't always space for the tide tables to be printed. Here they are...

Water is still a critical issue in Ndlambe

Following several requests for more information, Talk of the Town is reissuing the water restrictions for your general information. These are the regulations first...

President Ramaphosa to address nation at 7pm this evening

  Amid speculation of a lowering of the national lockdown regulations to Level 1, it has been announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the...

Yet another snag for Covid-19 Ters relief payments

TIMESLIVE Mpumzi Zuzile Payments of new and outstanding applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/ Employee Relief (Ters) Scheme benefits have temporarily been halted yet again for the labour...

South Africa’s major ‘transformation’ law is coming – these are the planned changes you...

Article from BUSINESSTECH The Department of Employment and Labour has introduced the Employment Equity Amendment Bill to the National Assembly, promising a shake-up of the...

Care for your health at Transcendence

Transcendence can be explained as moving above and beyond… through the mundane and ordinary into something more... the extraordinary. Mental and physical wellbeing are important factors and...
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Fundraising by Stenden students raises R40,000 for PA Soup Kitchen

Representatives from Stenden South Africa handed over a cheque for R40,000 to the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen today, to go towards their work of...

Bikers ride against farm attacks

Although speaking out against farm attacks and murders was expressed loudly, last Saturday bikers from around the area, as well as in many...

Lighting the Way to a Brighter Tomorrow: International Literacy Day…

Message from the READ Educational Trust For over 50 years, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has celebrated International Literacy Day, and with...

Discovery Health workers fired over WhatsApp messages

JAMIE MCKANE - MYBROADBAND Discovery Health has fired 10 employees over the content of messages they sent in a WhatsApp group during the COVID-19 lockdown. This...

Universities given February deadline to complete 2020 academic year

Universities in SA have been given until February to complete the 2020 academic year with the 2021 calendar set to start between March and...

… navigating through the Covid-19 Lockdown predicament … Level 2 regulations

It does not make any sense A letter to employers from the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) The recent relaxation of the current lockdown...